The quixotic quest to read meaning in the patterns of a bizarre manuscript that has bedeviled scholars for years
How ethnographer Barbara Kirshenblatt-Gimblett became the keeper of Poland’s Jewish heritage
The Internet says the Lost Temple of Israel is hidden in the South Pacific. A reporter went to investigate.
The Internet says the ruins of the First Temple are in the South Pacific. Matthew Fishbane went to find them.
Tablet Original Fiction: A father and son go to Germany after the Holocaust to adopt a Jewish child
On a quest for Jewish soul at the ‘Blues for Challah’ Grateful Dead Shabbat retreat
Does a rock in New Mexico show the Ten Commandments in ancient Hebrew? Harvard professor says yes.
Tablet Fiction: a haunting tale of sexual abuse among the Orthodox
Tablet Original Fiction: Broken lives collide in the shadow of the Cyclone
The chess genius denied he was a Jew, but the Lubavitcher Rebbe disagreed. Who was right?
A brilliant young Harvard Ph.D. faces jail for impersonating a Bible scholar—and rival of his father
A tribute to the free-associating genius of the Silver Jews, whose work has flowed in and out of my life
Tablet Original Fiction: Sent on a gruesome errand, a young man comes undone
The Polish long-form master and Kapuscinski heir talks about children in war and the fate of journalism
Parents in a tight-knit neighborhood believe a pedophile ring is terrorizing children. What if it doesn’t exist?
Living off of Jewish memory in old Chernowitz, once the Jerusalem of Ukraine
The latest installment in Tablet’s monthly original fiction series
How Itay Lukach and YouTube defeated the bombast of Subliminal to revive Israeli rap
The latest installment in Tablet’s monthly original fiction series, by the author of The Gospel of Anarchy
Former phenom Tamir Goodman now coaches kids who idolize his NBA pal, Omri Casspi. What happened?
Tablet Original Fiction: When a man of science loves a woman of God, what lies between them?
The untold story of the great epic poem of the Holocaust—and the generous, tragic hero who wrote it
Does Yale historian Timothy Snyder absolve Eastern Europe of special complicity in the Holocaust?
How history lost Judah P. Benjamin, the most prominent American Jew of the 19th century
The great M.H. Abrams, peer of Trilling, teacher of Bloom, and editor of the Norton Anthology, dead at 102
The intellectual pariah, author of two new books, on Noam Chomsky, BDS, the Holocaust, and Whitney Houston
The activist called Faygele ben Miriam started Washington state’s battle over marriage more than 40 years ago
Fashion designer Nudie Cohn, a Ukrainian-born Jew, gave country music its trademark rhinestone sparkle
The Auschwitz survivor known as Ka-Tzetnik 135633 wrote lurid novels derided as pornography when they were published. Now he’s Israel’s Elie Wiesel.
Nathan Hilu, an 89-year-old veteran who lives on New York’s Lower East Side, makes frenzied art from his potent memories of Jewish life and loss